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Global Skyware signs Eutelsat contract

September 6, 2023

Global Invacom, a provider of satellite communications equipment and electronics, has announces its wholly owned subsidiary, Global Skyware, has signed a multi-year contract for the supply of its XRE ODU platform with Eutelsat Communications.

The new platform is based on the Skyware XRE 3-Watt transceiver, which begins production in Q4 2023. Equipped with zero-touch Electronic Polarization Switching (EPS) and covering the full commercial Ka band (17.3 – 20.2 GHz / 28.4 – 30 GHz), the XRE is paired with the Skyware SMC Series of high performance, lightweight, composite antennas.

The new product will provide Eutelsat with a blend of operational dexterity and optimised performance for their KONNECT VHTS broadband service.

The XRE is the latest addition to Global Skyware’s XR Transceiver family; a modem agnostic family which includes the recently launched Skyware XRJ platform, a Ka band transceiver platform with a linear power range power from 5 to 25 Watts.

Gordon Blaikie, Interim Chief Executive Officer of Global Invacom Group, commented: “This contract demonstrates our technology leadership and ability to design and manufacture innovative transceiver platforms for new constellations in collaboration with Tier 1 satellite operators. As with all our customers, their success is our success. It’s an ethos that our operator partnerships thrive on and keeps us focused on innovation and optimising the end-user experience by designing and developing products and solutions with superior performance and reliability.”

Denis Fauconnier, Director for Ground Engineering at Eutelsat, added: “We are delighted to be working with Global Skyware and using their new XRE ODU Platform to deliver our KONNECT VHTS broadband services to our customers. Highly durable, lightweight, easy to deploy and manage; these are some of the other compelling attributes of the XRE ODU platform, and we look forward to introducing it in our network.”

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